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Twitter testing ‘Lite’ Android app in the Philippines

By : CIOL Writers

After reaching a near saturation point in the developed markets of the world, technology companies are now pruning down their mobile apps to adapt to the low connectivity regions where the data is slow or spotty. After Facebook and Google,

Twitter suspends over 300K accounts promoting terrorism

By : CIOL Writers

Twitter announced that it has suspended over 3,00,000 accounts across the globe linked to terrorism. Of those around 95 percent, accounts were identified by the company’s spam-fighting automation tools. Twitter said about 75% of the blocked accounts this year were

Twitter signs over 35 deals across Asia Pacific region for premium video content

By : CIOL Writers

Social Networking platform, Twitter has announced deals with more than 35 entities over the Asia Pacific region for premium video content. According to a PTI report, Twitter has joined hands with entities like the International Cricket Council(ICC), Filmfare Awards, NDTV and

Twitter testing a new feature to simplify your tweetstorm experience

By : CIOL Writers

140 character tweet limit isn’t always sufficient so people often resort to tweetstorm that lets them chain tweets together into a cohesive bunch and post on the platform. But, unfortunately, the process has been a little cumbersome. Not anymore. Twitter is

Twitter’s Night Mode arrives on the desktop

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Twitter’s Night Mode feature that’s already available on iOS and Android since last year has finally arrived on the web too. The micro-blogging site has enabled night mode on the desktop, so that you don’t strain your eyes while sharing your thoughts after dark. You can now enable night

What’s all the fuss about Twitter’s ‘new’ terms of service?

By : CIOL Writers

Well, it all started with a tweet from one Richard de Nooy who found Twitter’s not so ‘new’ terms of service- unbelievable and grotesque. The particular point in contention here pertains to Twitter’s ability to offer up the use of user-generated content and embedded

Twitter’s live stream will track the solar eclipse across the US

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Because, not every one of us has the privilege to travel to the US and witness the “once-in-a-lifetime celestial event,” in person, Twitter has teamed up with The Weather Channel to live stream next week’s total solar eclipse that will cross the US from

Famed Jeep hackers Charlie Miller & Chris Valasek join GM’s startup ‘Cruise’

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Famed security experts Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek are joining General Motor’s self-driving car company, Cruise. They are famous for remotely hacking a Jeep Grand Cherokee in 2015. Miller and Valasek are reuniting at the autonomous driving start up Cruise

Twitter’s stock tanks as it reports flat user growth in Q2

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Though 2017 started on a promising note for Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s Q2 earnings reveal that Dorsey’s company isn’t in a good shape. The micro-blogging site posted a lower than expected number of monthly active users which stood at 328 million, unchanged

Twitter is going all guns blazing against trolls and abusive users

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Twitter has launched a number of product updates in the last few months to try and curb abuse and trolling on its platform, including changes to its private messaging feature and algorithmic filters to hide abusive posts. And looks like,

Twitter users sue Donald Trump for blocking them

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A group of Twitter users have sued Donald Trump and two White House communication aides for violating their constitutional rights by blocking them from Trump’s personal Twitter account after they criticized the President. The case brought forward by the Knight

Twitter hires Intuit’s Ned Segal as its new CFO

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Twitter has a new Chief Financial Officer- Ned Segal who was most recently the senior vice president of finance at Intuit in Silicon Valley. CEO Jack Dorsey announced the news on Tuesday. Segal will take over the role next month from Anthony

Twitter adds new ‘mute’ options to help fight abuse

By : CIOL Writers

Social media platforms are doing all they can to keep users safe from online abuse and trolling. In a latest effort in the direction, Twitter has added more ‘mute’ options to give users better control over their notifications. The option

Twitter appoints a new VP of Inclusion and Diversity team

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A few months after Jeffrey Siminoff left his position as VP of inclusion and diversity at Twitter, the company has brought on Candi Castleberry-Singleton to lead Twitter’s Inclusion and Diversity team. Castleberry-Singleton said in a statement to TechCrunch, “I’m so excited to

Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter join hands to combat terrorism

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Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube, and Twitter have joined hands to combat growing terrorism across the globe. The quartet has announced a new partnership aimed at reducing the accessibility of internet services to terrorists. Called the “Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism,”

Periscope announces ‘Super Hearts’- a feature that lets you buy in-app virtual gifts

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Twitter-owned Periscope has constantly been offering new updates to build its broadcaster community over the past few months. The app’s latest update called Super Hearts is an initiative aimed at monetizing the platform. Dubbed “Super Hearts”, the feature expands on

YouTube lays out plan to fight extremist content on its platform

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In the recent months, social media platforms have been under pressure to do more against content that promotes extremist and terrorist propaganda. Now, YouTube has outlined four steps that it’s taking to curb extremist activity on its platform. “While we and

Twitter tries a redesigned look to onboard new users

By : CIOL Writers

With a better than expected last quarter, Twitter looks set for a bigger push to lure more people to its platform. And in order to do so, the micro-blogging site is introducing a number of small design tweaks to its

Netflix and AIB are more popular in India than Facebook and WhatsApp: Mary Meeker report

By : CIOL Writers

While the popular conception is that social networking sites like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are the biggest reason behind growing Internet usage amongst people, the reality is that it isn’t networking or messaging but entertainment factor that keeps Indians glued

Twitter trolls Trump’s verbal diarrhoea ‘Covfefe’

By : CIOL Writers

Everything was under control until the President of the United States, Donald Trump, decided to post one midnight-tweet. *Boom*. Since then Trump’s cryptic and mysterious tweet has left every single person on Twitter just frenzied. The tweet which was retweeted